SUMMER CAPSULE 2018

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I almost didn’t post a summer capsule because I’ve been so behind and I didn’t know if they were valuable or not. However, after posting the question the Instagram, a ton of people commented how they appreciate and draw inspiration from them. So here it is! My summer capsule :) 

Many pieces have spilled over from spring and my color palette is pretty simple with some surprise color and prints mixed in. My style has been going in a modern 90s direction with some more oversized and relaxed pieces thrown in the mix. I’m really loving it so far and am excited to see how it continues to evolve as we approach fall and winter. It is crazy to see how one's style has changed over the years. Even if you don’t blog, I believe you can easily keep track of your style changes by snapping a quick selfie in the mirror each morning or of outfits you really love. 

I’m putting together some content to help layout defining your style as well as how to move towards a more minimal closet. This content has been a very slow process (100% on my end) but hoping to be able to share it all with you soon! I find that style is just as much intangible as it is tangible so I’m trying to come up with more tangible resources to help you wrap your brain around your wardrobe and what style means to you! 

Anyways, here are the pieces I’m working with this summer! Below I’ll show you everything that I’ve included, my most worn pieces so far, where I think there may be holes or pieces that are on my wishlist and some summer style inspiration! 
 


The Capsule


This go around I’ve been very conscious of the number of pieces I’m including. In the fall and winter I feel I got a little out of control and I wasn’t feel as minimal wardrobey as I’d like to be. I find that I tend to get carried away with my shoe options as well as bottoms (which is easy to do in the summer when you have shorts and work appropriate attire to worry about). I got my list to be 38 pieces but I’m already starting to see pieces that probably didn’t need to be included and some that would be super valuable. 

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1 | georgia tee in black linen | elizabeth suzann | size: os | purchased | similar ethical version

2 | lola tank | ozma | size: small | purchased | sustainably made in california

3 | wrap top | only child clothing | size: small | gifted | sustainably made in california | linked to similar 

4 | patti shell | elizabeth suzann | size: small | purchased secondhand | not longer sold | similar top in linen 

5 | reversible silk top | lacausa | size: small | purchased | sustainably made in LA

6 | black crop tank | nordstrom | size: small | purchased secondhand | similar ethical version | similar under $25

7 | silk notch collar short-sleeve shirt | everlane | size: 2 | susatinably made in hangzhou, china

8 | petra crop top in hemp | elizabeth suzann | size: small | sustainably made in nashville, TN | no longer sold | linked to the same but a different fabric 

9 | the friend wayward fit blouse | power of my people | size: x-small | gifted | sustainably made in canada | similar under $75

10 | kent cardigan | madewell | size: small | purchased | similar ethical version | similar ethical version | similar under $50

11 | soft cotton square cardigan | size: small | gifted | sustainable made in Dongguan, China

12 | kent cardigan | madewell | size: small | purchased | similar ethical version | similar ethical version | similar under $50

13 | ella crew sweater | theo + george | size: small | gifted | sustainably made in ireland | similar ethical version 

14 | linen tildas | elizabeth suzann | size: small regular | purchased secondhand | sustainably made in nashville, TN | sold out & linked to similar style | similar under $75

15 | florence shorts in cotton canvas | elizabeth suzann | size: small | sustainably made in nashville, TN

16 | florence pants in linen | elizabeth suzann | size: small regular | sustainably made in nashville, TN

17 | white linen florence shorts | elizabeth suzann | size: small | sustainably made in nashville, TN |  also love these

18 | sailor pants | jesse kamm | size: 6 | sustainably made in LA | similar ethical version 

19 | crop flares | everlane | size: 4 | gifted | sustainably made in 

20 | white shorts | everlane | size: 2 | purchased | similar ethical version | similar under $50

21 | tilda cotton canvas | elizabeth suzann | size: small | purchased secondhand | sustainably made in nashville, TN | sold out but linked to similar 

22 | black shorts | everlane | size: 2 | purchased | similar ethical version | similar under $50

23| luna dress in blossom | faithfull the brand | size: medium | purchased secondhand | sustainably made in Bali, Indonesia | similar ethical version | also love this one 

24 | georgia dress in linen | elizabeth suzann | size: os | purchased | sustainably made in nashville, TN

25 | white midi dress | zara | size: medium | purchased secondhand | similar ethical version 

26 | denim jumper | house of vintage | size: small | vintage | similar ethical version | similar vintage version 

27 | hourglass caftan | lauren winter via love sunchild | size: os | sustainably made in portland, OR 

29 | short sleeve shift dress | sseko | size: os | gifted | sold out, linked to similar option 

30 | stripe dress | madewell | size: small | purchased secondhand 

31 | mara jumpsuit in linen | elizabeth suzann | size: small | purchased | sustainably made in nashville, TN 

32 | triple strap sandal | zuzzi | size: 7 | purchased | sustainably made in LA  

33 | black strap heel sandals | dough | size: 7 | purchased secondhand | similar under $50

34 | esplar leather sneaker extra white | veja | size: 38 | purchased | sustainably made in brazil

35 | crossover sandals | sseko | size: 7 | gifted | sustainably made in uganda 

36 | platform sandals | vince | size: 7 | purchased secondhand 

37 | black platform sandals | etsy | size: 7 | vintage | similar ethical option 

38 | luna mule | zou xou | size: 7 | gifted | sustainably made in argentina


Most Worn


Black Platform Sandals (linked to similar) - These 90s black platform sandals were a real game changer. I’m actually wearing them right now as I write this post :) I’ve worn them so much and they work with everything in my closet. Seriously, everything. 

Georgia Tee in Black Linen - forever in love with this top. It is my throw on when I don’t want to get dressed that day or if I have to run to the grocery store. I’ve been putting off buying this top in multiple colors and I don’t know why. It’s time. 

Florence Pants in Linen - ok no shocker here. These are probably my most worn pants all year long. This is another item I’m looking to purchase in a couple other colors. Right now the debate is between flax and ivory linen...we shall see! 

Raftan Bag by Helen Kaminski (linked to similar) - this bag has been a game changer for me this summer. I love how it adds a warm element to my mostly black and white wardrobe. It is also perfect for wearing with white bottoms because you don’t have to worry about the raftan leaving any stains on your pants! I love you leather but seriously, not cool. 

Triple Strap Sandal - these guys have been the other shoe hero in this story. I love the geometric element that they bring to a look and they’re a beautiful white accent. 
 

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1 | black crop tank | nordstrom | size: small | purchased secondhand | similar ethical version | similar under $25

Crop top tanks plus high waist bottoms have been a favorite combination for me this summer so I knew I wanted to include one of my crop tanks in my 10x10. Since my palette is very neutral, I decided to stick with my classic black. However my ozma crop top was my second choice. 

2 | the friend wayward fit blouse | power of my people | size: x-small | gifted | similar under $75

I've worn a version of this shirt in multiple 10x10s so it was a no brainer to include it in this one. It is one of those shirts that I throw on if I'm not sure what I want to wear that day. I love pairing it with my sneakers for a boyish look or with my heeled sandals to add a feminine element. It's such a timeless classic.

3 | georgia tee in black linen | elizabeth suzann | size: os | purchased | similar ethical version

Another staple and one of my most worn items this summer. I knew I just wouldn't be able to go 10 days without wearing it so into the 10x10 she went! This shirt tucked in is so stunning and the sleeves are a beautiful touch to a basic linen tee. 

4 | langford wide leg pants | madewell | size: 26 | purchased secondhand | similar ethical version | similar ethical version 

I wanted to make sure my 10x10 wasn't all black and white so when I needed to include another bottom I went for my cognac wide leg crop pants. They're a beautiful color and work so well with black and white. 

5 | black shorts | everlane | size: 2 | purchased | similar ethical version | similar under $50

I'm not super crazy about shorts but Portland has been in the mid 90s recently and that doesn't give much wiggle room for anything else. I have loved these black high waist shorts by Everlane though. I also really love that they are cotton instead of denim because I love the clean edge look. I feel like everywhere I see denim shorts these days they all have frayed hems! 

6 | white linen florence shorts | elizabeth suzann | size: small | also love these

I received these in the ES grab bag sale a while back and was so excited when I received them. However, I was super worried the linen would be too see-through. I've found that if I just wear nude undergarments though they're perfectly fine! Now they're my favorite shorts. 

7 | luna dress in blossom | faithfull the brand | size: medium | purchased secondhand | sustainably made in Bali, Indonesia | similar ethical version | also love this one 

8 | triple strap sandal | zuzzi | size: 7 | purchased | sustainably made in LA  

I wear these sandals multiple times a week. I love their simplicity and the geometric statement that they bring to an outfit. 

9 | black strap heel sandals | dough | size: 7 | purchased secondhand | similar under $50

I have wanted a simple pair of black heel sandals for over a year now. I was having a hard time finding a simple pair with a manageable heel. Finally I saw these on depop and knew they'd be perfect! So far they've been a wonderful addition and perfect for dressing up any outfit. 

10 | esplar leather sneaker extra white | veja | size: 38 | purchased | sustainably made in brazil

Surprise surprise these are in here. I love my white sneakers. I also particularly love pairing them with more feminine and soft dresses. I'm thinking about adding a more statement/chunky white sneaker to my wardrobe but we'll see! 


Summer Wishlist


Dainty Jewels

I’m loving the delicate layers of gold and silver jewelry. I’m also loving the nodes to the sea in some of these more abstract pieces. 

Prints

I started to tackle this (as you can see) but I have serious print fever which is insanely odd for me. I’m leaning towards simple flower prints that still feel modern and not too boho. 


Thank you for making it through this post and if you're participating in the Summer 10x10 make sure you use the #10x10friends & #summer10x10 


Cheers,
Allison


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